Nigeria has placed new emphasis on food nutrition in an effort to tackle malnutrition, one of the effects of food insecurity. The argument suggests that the only way to battle malnutrition is to optimize food and industrial potential which is underutilized. As to what foods and industrial potential should be used, the article is pretty quiet. However, fortifying foods is a good way to promote healthy growth and food security. Unfortunately, the new remedy for malnutrition does not hold water. I can understand how nutrition can be tied into achieving many policies such as the MDGs and poverty reduction but malnutrition is not an isolated incident within the paradigm of food insecurity. Read more here.
Posted on March 1, 2011 by idasa